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America's Heart & Soul

America's Heart & Soul

Theatrical Release Date:
May 01, 2004
DVD Release Date:
February 01, 2005
Number of Discs:
1
Running Time:
minutes
Languages:
English
Ratings:
USA:PG (For mild thematic elements.)
Canada:Not Rated



From sea to shining sea, from amber waves of grain to purple mountain majesties, it's not merely the land that makes America beautiful -- it's her people. Captured with stunning cinematography, AMERICA'S HEART & SOUL takes you on a journey that weaves across this great nation, revealing a rich tapestry of ordinary people living extraordinary lives as they follow their dreams with the freedom of spirit that's uniquely American. From the Vermont dairy farmer, to the blind mountain climber, to the father and son marathon runners, their inspiring stories are as different as can be -- passionate, colorful, courageous, funny, touching. Featuring an exclusive new song by John Mellencamp, "The World Don't Bother Me None," AMERICA'S HEART & SOUL is a gloriously joyous celebration of being an American.


  • Four Extended Musical Performances
  • "In Search Of AMERICA'S HEART & SOUL" Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
  • Feature Audio Commentary With Director/Producer Louis Schwartzberg
  • Two Versions Of The Film: Original Theatrical Aspect Ratio (1.85:1) Enhanced For 16x9 Televisions; Fullscreen (1.33:1)


  • Color
  • 1.33:1, 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Region 1
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound



Dairy Farmer, Waterbury, Vermont
George Woodard

Tlingit Indian Elder, Klukwan, Alaska
Charles Jimmie Sr.

Bike Messenger, New York, New York
John 'Yac' Yacobellis

Acrobatic Flyer, St. Augustine, Florida
Patty Wagstaff

Explosive Art, Creede, Colorado
Paul Stone

Wine Grower, Santa Maria, California
Ed Holt

Himself - Glide Church, San Francisco, California
Rev. Cecil Williams

Executive Director, Glide Church, San Francisco, California
Janice Miriktani

Klezmer Clarinetist, New York, New York
David Krakauer

Junk Art, Elbe, Washington
David Klennert

Olympic Boxer, Chicago, Illinois
Michael Bennett

Blind Climber, Ouray, Colorado
Erik Weihenmayer

Gospel Singer, Jackson, Mississipp
Mosie Burks

Founder, Ben & Jerry's, Williston, Vermont
Ben Cohen

Rug Weaver, Berea, Kentucky
Minny Yancy

Horse Wrangler, Telluride, Colorado
Roudy Roudebush

Founder, Bandaloop Cliff Dancers, Muir Beach, California
Amelia Rudolph

Jazz Musician, New Orleans, Louisiana
James Andrews

Jazz Musician, New Orleans, Louisiana
Trombone Shorty

Cajun Musician, Eunice, Louisiana
Mark Savoy

Cajun Musician, Eunice, Louisiana
Ann Savoy

Oil Well Fire Fighter, Livingston, Texas
Ace Barnes

Oil Well Fire Fighter, Livingston, Texas
James Tuppin

Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts
Rick Hoyt

Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts
Dick Hoyt